SADC Media Awards 2018

Application deadline : 27 February, 2018

Presentation of the donor

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) vision is one of a common future, within a regional community that will ensure economic well-being, improvement of the standard of living and quality of life, freedom and social justice, peace and security for the peoples of Southern Africa. This shared vision is anchored on common values and principles and the historical and cultural affinities that exist amongst the peoples of Southern Africa.

Member States: Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, United Republic of Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Summary of opportunity

Entries are invited from the following categories:

Print Journalism: comprising features/articles published in newspapers, newsletters, websites, magazines;

  • Print Journalism submissions should have a minimum of 100 (one hundred words and a maximum of 2000 (two thousand) words.

Radio Journalism: comprising broadcast material;

  • Radio Journalism broadcast material should have a minimum duration of 1 (one) minute and a maximum of 30 (thirty) minutes. All broadcast material should be submitted on a CD or USB. The entries should be accompanied by electronic transcript in word format for translation purposes.

Television Journalism: comprising televised material;

  • Broadcast material should have a minimum duration of 1 (one) minute and a maximum of forty-five (45) minutes. All broadcast material should be submitted on a CD or USB. The entries should be accompanied by electronic transcript in word format for translation purposes.

Photojournalism: comprising published pictures with a caption;

  • Photographic entries should have one (1) photo, or a pictorial spread of not more than twenty (20) photos published in one issue/edition. Each entry must be accompanied by an original newspaper in which photo (s) were published.

The Awards will include Print, Radio, Television and Photo journalism. Each category carries a first prize ofUS$2,500;

The runner-ups in each category will receive a second prize of US$1000 and will receive the prize money and certificates in their respective countries through their National Contact Point;

Eligibility criteria

  1. The entries should have been published/broadcast between January and December the year preceding the awards (2017) by a registered and/or authorized media house or agency or carried on a website of a registered and/or authorized media house or agency in any of the SADC Member States;
  2. The themes of the entries to be submitted for the competition must be on issues and activities promoting Regional Integration in the SADC region, i.e. infrastructure, economy, water, culture, sports, agriculture, etc.
  3. All media practitioners who are SADC nationals may enter the competition, except those in institutions contracted by SADC and the SADC Secretariat staff;
  4. All works entering the competition should be in one of the SADC working languages, i.e. English, Portuguese, French and any national indigenous language of the SADC Region and should be submitted together with the transcript in one of the three SADC working languages, i.e. English, French and Portuguese. These should be published/broadcast (newspaper cutting, websites, magazines, audio CDs, USB and newsletters;

2018 Rules of Competition revised-English

How to apply

  • All submissions must be made strictly on the SADC Media Award Entry Form and should contain full contact details of the entrant, including, passport-sized photograph, physical address, telephone and, where applicable, fax number and email address;
  • Entries will be initially screened and judged by the National Adjudication Committee in each Member State, which will select the best entry in each of the four categories to be forwarded to the Regional Adjudication Committee (RAC), through the SADC Secretariat.
  • Selection of the best regional entries will be decided upon by the RAC;
  • The decision of the RAC shall be final;
  • The first prize winners will be announced and receive their prizes during the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government;

Further information and entry forms are obtainable from the National Adjudication Committees and SADC Media Coordinators in each Member State.

www.sadc.int

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